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are switching from nuclear warheads to nuclear cars. we are going to an e-mail from a toyota executive sent before the recall saying the company is trying to hide the acceleration problems. toyota's response, we admit to doing a poor job of communication, but here is the question, how long did toyota know about this before it became public? who has an idea on that one? >> i think the crime is that they covered it up. i think if you had a problem, whether it was five days as some of the recent correspondence indicates, or two months, it's too much time. if there were drivers on the road that were not safe, toyota has a problem, and it's a huge problem. >> but it's a question that i cannot answer. if i am correct, toyota sales were up, not down, up, about 40%. so do consumers not want brakes? how does it work? >> it took a 9% dip when the information came out, and then a jump up to 40%, huge earnings and a very different situation. it will be governed by the market, do americans still trust toyota, and then the deals toyota was offering, and i think they could continue to do so. >> the fine b
candiotti, thank you very much. >>> toyota hoped massive recalls of its cars were a thing of the past. now it is saying, but wait, there is more. and this time even if you didn't buy a toyota, you could still be at risk. we're going to explain that. >>> in the sky, it was stunning, but what this fireball left behind when it hit the earth will definitely surprise you. >>> also, time for you to weigh in. want to see what you're talking about. go to the social networking sites. reading your comments now. hey what's going on? doing the shipping. man, it would be a lot easier if we didn't have to weigh 'em all. if those boxes are under 70 lbs. you don't have to weigh 'em. with these priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service, if it fits it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. no weigh? nope. no way. yeah. no weigh? sure. no way! uh-uh. no way. yes way, no weigh-ing. priority mail flat rate box shipping starts at $4.95, only from the postal service. a simpler way to ship. welcome to progressive. nice calculator. i'm just trying to save money on my car insurance. you know
. >> shepard: nothing you can do about that in just the past 24 hours, toyota announced another recall, its second in a week. it also agreed to pay the largest fine ever for a car company for fail to tell regulators about problems with sticking gas pedals. that's, of course, on top of the 8 million vehicles toyota has already recalled. it may look like a public relations disaster. but, as it turns out, sales are up. drivers are still buying to its. phil keating is live in our florida newsroom tonight. what's the deal here? >> well, shep, one big reason that toyota's u.s. sales in march jumped 41% over march '09 was historic buyer incentives worth about $2,300 per vehicle. yet, every toyota customer we spoke with, one after another, said good toyota news or bad toyota news it just doesn't matter. they just love the brand. >> jeff, call on 700. >> you could call leann mcgrapth toyota's quintessential customer. >> it's nice. >> she says she has owned six or seven to its so far. her two sons own to its. and now she is shopping for another one. >> i just feel they are safe. they are proven time
in the district in the 3600 block of alabama avenue southeast. the driver of a toyota vehicle you see there was killed after being struck by a speeding van. a child who was riding in that car is said to be in critical condition. witnesses said the van was traveling dangerously fast. the driver of the van was freed from the collision that sparked a small fire. there is no word on if any charges will be filed. >>> as a murder mystery of a d.c. principal deepens, the neighbors say the lack of details leave them worried. it likely happened after 11:30 wednesday night when friends last spoke to him and 7:00 a.m. thursday when he failed to show up for school. his home and a stolen suv are two key pieces of evidence. >> many times there is receipts or other papers left behind for -- by people who steal vehicles or who are in them for some period of time. we want to look at that information and see if it will direct us to who is responsible, who was in that car. >> we don't believe that this was a random act. while we can't fully rule out that it might be random, we believe that there was som
a decade since they evaluated any vehicle this poorly. yet another black eye for toyota. >> that's right. >> it, of course, is the parent company. >> this is a rare and very direct warning for buyers and owners of the lexus gx 460. about 5,000 cars have been sold. consumer reports says do not buy this car. they found significant and severe rollover risk during turns. they do all of these controlled testings, four different drivers found the same problem. they got another vehicle, found the same problem on this one. they say it is not isolated. it is a problem with the electronic stability control system. it manages the brakes and the steering together. so if you're going up an off ramp and there is some sort of an obstacle, you turn quickly, there could be a real rollover risk for people with this car. if you have this car, they say be very careful on any on ramps or off ramps because they're very concerned about the stability of the vehicle in those circumstances. take it to your toyota dealer and demand a fix. if you don't own this car and thinking about it, consumer reports in a very
story, safety tests now being ordered on every suv that is made by toyota. >>> the automaker insisting it wants to put customers at ease after being forced to halt sales of their high-end lexus. consumers reports warned the readers not to buy it after there was potential rollover risks. >> we are tracking the story this morning. you brought us earlier in the week, when we last left, toyota hadn't weighed in. >> toyota has learned a tough p.r. lesson. auto giant moving quickly after the highly respected nonprofit group, consumer reports, warned their readers not to buy the gs-460. a potential stability problem with the $52000 suv. the vehicle's rear end repeatedly slides out in tight turns posing a risk for rollovers when exiting a highway. toyota is ordering tests on all of their suvs to determine potential problems. the company denying published reports in japan that it is recalling the 2010 gx-460. if you do own one and you are nervous about driving it, toyota is offering a free loaner car until the problem is fixed and identified. the big problem is that the company says, quote, the
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hoveround collapsible grabber. call the number on your screen. >>> toyota is recalling its lexus, the suv that failed safety tests performed by "consumer reports" magazine. >> the automaker says it will fix stability control systems for the lexus gx-460 and similar models sold worldwide. the magazine told consumers not to buy that car after tests showed the suv was at risk of rollover accidents. the automaker says the gx-460 needs new stability control software. >> been a tough few months for toyota and as expected the company has agreed to pay a record $16 million fine to federal regulators while trying to repair its reputation. >> as diana alvear reports the fine is a big setback for the automaker. >> reporter: toyota's safety crisis has already cost the carmaker millions in lost revenue. now it will pay millions more in a civil fine levied by the national highway traffic safety administration. toyota has agreed to pay $16.4 million, the maximum penalty allowed under u.s. law. on its website the company said, we have acknowledged that we could have done a better job of sharing relevant
. >>> we're also going to have the new announcement from toyota about its suvs after this latest report of a possible rollover hazard in one of its most expensive lexuses, new in the next half hour. >> all of the freebies we talked about that you're going to get because you did your taxes today we have them listed on our website that's cnn.com/robin. >>> do you need a little help getting out the door on time? you might want to sign up for my free wake-up call, another free thing today. dial 1-800-robin-hln, tell me what time to call. it will be me on the line. >>> if you hate taxes there's no bigger day than today. the tea partiers have big plans all over the country, they're also naming the politicians they want out of office. >>> plus there's no car on the road like this one. how soon before you can buy it? - hello! - ha! why don't you try a home cooked meal... with yummy hamburger helper? oh! tada! fantastically tasty, huh? ummm, it's good. what would you guys like? hamburger helper. what?! one pound... one pan... one tasty meal! 's a youing ic lowi kn [ male announcer ] t1-25[ 4 tht
. >> reporter: i would agree, yeah. >>> this does not look good here. a toyota executive sent an e-mail saying "we need to come clean" and it came just a few days before their big recall. jennifer, shed some light it appears on what the automaker may have known about the problem of runaway cars and when they knew it. >> also they knew this was a big deal that needed to be handled and that maybe the culture from headquarters from tokyo, well, not tokyo but from japan wasn't necessarily handling it the way it needed to be handled in the country. in new company documents uncovered an american toyota executive was writing basically to his colleagues saying "we need to come clean about the safety problems, the time to hide on this one is over." now it was sent just five days before the massive recall of millions of toyotas. the memo was obtained by the associated press. toyota has no comment on this e-mail and with all of these court cases coming up they'll probably have a lot of no comments. they're repeating, "we are already acknowledging we know we did a poor job of communicating" and they've sa
advantage. >>> the hits keep on coming for toyota automotive. now, consumer reports is telling readers not to buy a new toyota lexus suv. altison harmelin reports for wjz. >> consumer reports is telling drivers not to drive the lexus. >> the last time we advised that a consumer didn't buy a car because of a safety risk was in 2001. >> reporter: during emergency handling test, the rear end swings out wide, until the gx is almost sideways. it does activate, but consumer reports says it takes too long to get the vehicles back under control. >> if this happened in a real road situation, on a public road, a rear tire could hit the curb or slide off the pavement. and this could lead to a rollover. >> lex ution is toyota-- lexus is toyota's luxury line. and it is concerned with what consumers found. the company also said, please keep in mind, the 2010gx460 meets or exceeds all federal government testing requirements. >> the luxury suv went on sale back in november. and since then, lexus has only sold about 5,000 gs460s. >> but toyota has been getting an earful from the drivers of other makes
for drivers. toyota's latest troubles coming >>> charges are being considered today in the case of a tennessee woman who sent her recently adopted russian son back to moscow. torre hanson put the 7-year-old child on a one-way flight back to russia last week. she attached a note saying that the orphanage she adopted him from failed to disclose psychological problems. an attorney is havinging child abandonment charges but may have to be filed in virginia. the loudoun county prosecutor says that alone does not give him jurisdiction to prosecute and does not plan to bring charges. >>> a verdict in a multimillion dollar sex abuse lawsuit against the boy scouts of america. jurors in the oregon case have ordered the organization to pay a portland man $1.4 million because of repeated sexual abuse he suffered from a scout master back in the '80s. the jury decided the scouts are libel for punitive damages and negative general for failing to take steps for preventing abuse after keeping a secret list of suspected ped fills for -- pedophiles. >>> the nebraska's republican governor signed an abortion law t
and the protests are headed to our area. we'll explain. >>> more reaction from toyota following the latest setback. we'll have more. ♪ my subaru saved my life. i won't ever forget that. love. it's what makes a subaru a subaru. >>> toyota says engineers are working to correct the stability problem on the 2010 lexus gs 460. because of rollover danger, the magazine consumer reports slapped a do not buy rating on the truck. toyota immediately stopped selling these models in the united states. toyota says it does plan to testing the safety of all of its sport utility models one more time. >>> a 9-11 style terror plot has been uncovered in iraq. u.s. security officials say iraqi forces kept it from happening. they arrested two men who are allegedly part of al-qaeda in iraq. they weren't far in their planning but they did apparently plot to hijack airplanes and target crimes. >>> michelle obama met with her mexican counterpart yesterday. this is bels obama's firefighters solo foreign trip. next month, president obama and the first lady will hold a state dinn
will below 70's and lingering chance of some showers. >>> the toyota sports desk is brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >> more changes with the redskins. >> it happens every day. the redskins have completed a trade with the st. louis rams acquiring a defense of linemen. they swamped fifth and seventh round draft picks to get it done. the defense of line is a priority and hands worth -- albert haynesworth will be traded. donovan mcnabb has encouraged coaches to acquire terrell owens. they have apparently settle their differences. >> the redskins have some very talented receivers but every team could use a terrell owens terrell terrell owens would love to play in the nfc east again. hopefully the redskins still the same way. >> look at these numbers. he is coming off is worse season of urquhart -- of his career. the biggest difference between these two, moss is taller. what does this mean for the draft? st. louis will probably draft a different player. bruce allen will trade down to the 13th or 14th position and go after an offensive tackle. >> we are listenin
. >>> the latest this morning on the efforts to resume flights grounded by disruptive volcanoes. >>> plus toyota is taking action after "consumer reports" magazine advised drivers not to buy a new lexus suv. >>> and things looking up in the forecast. your weather and traffic are next. >>> good morning, time for weather and traffic on this tuesday morning, on tom kierein in storm center 4. we have temperatures around the metro area in the mid and upper 40s. but the shenandoah county getting some patchy frost possible. warren, shenandoah, page, rockingham and augusta counties, high clouds coming in from the west, ahead of the rain-maker that will be here tomorrow morning. for this morning, high clouds around, we'll have sunshine, low 60s by noon. and upper 60s during the afternoon hours. and cloudy tonight, down to near 50 by dawn tomorrow when we'll likely have light rain moving in from the west. occasional light rain tomorrow, highs low 60s. thursday, some sunshine back into the upper 60s. and upper 60s on friday and partly cloudy. a look at the weekend in ten minutes coming up at 4:51. >>> now
flying, toyotas. >> the big icelandic volcano. it is called eyjafjallajokull. it blew up in iceland. the cloud is drifting to new york. they say the air quality of the city is improving. iceland has shut down air travel all across europe. apparent pli, they dumped too much baking soda and vinegar into the thing and it just won't stop erupting. 63,000 flights have been canceled. an estimated 40,000 americans are stuck in europe right now because of the ash cloud. president obama had to cancel his trip to poland. this morning, he said he hopes the volcano will stop smoking soon and the volcano said the same thing about him. >>> rob marciano, not a lot of people laughing that we are hoping to get to weddings, honeymoons, funerals, you name it. >> not to mention the economic impact of all this. >> farmers are suffering because they can't get their stuff in and out. >> you know what makes it so complicated and so unpredict ability, when you go to the surface to 30,000, 35,000 feet, the winds change direction and speed at every level of that atmosphere. so you just don't know where the as
roll over. guess what? another toyota recall. i'm brian wilson, headquarter headquarte headquarter, live from the nation -- america's news headquarters, live from the nation's capital right now. across europe and around the world, air travel is grinding to a halt because of the icelandic volcano that continues to build smoke and ash thousands of feet in the air. the situation is even threatening to scuddle the president's plans to attend the funeral of polish president lech kaczynski. only 5,000 flights in the air over europe today. on a normal day, there would be almost five times that number. our own greg palkot is one of the thousands of stranded travelers. greg is stuck in dubai because his flight to europe was canceled like most of the other flights bound there. greg, what is the latest with travelers and flight schedules where with you are? >> hey, brian. we're stranded like tens of thousands of others around the world, thanks to the volcanic ash cloud across europe. we were traveling back from an assignment in yemen and hoping to transit today to london through this major ai
in a decade. and it is just the latest safety concern for parent company toyota. nbc's leanne gregg has more. >> reporter: just what toyota didn't need -- don't buy recommendation from "consumer reports" for the 2010 lexus gx 460 suv because of rollover risks. >> we are telling people not to buy it until that is fixed. >> reporter: the problem, electronics stability control system, reportedly doesn't intervene quickly enough when the vehicle slides out of control during sweeping turns. those findings from "consumer reports" standard handling test. >> the rear wheel could slooif off the pavement or hit a curb that could lead to a tripped rollover. >> reporter: adding to rollover concerns the gx is tall with a high center of gravity. consumer watchdog group says no other suv in recent years slid out as far as the lexus gx. the don't buy recommendation follows toyota's recall of a dozen vehicle models in recent months over sudden acceleration issues. a crisises that it damaged its reputation. in a statement released by lexus, the car maker says, quote, we will try to duplicate the consumer repo
of rolling over during certain turns. it is the latest news to hurt toyota's reputation, after recalling millions of vehicles due to faulty gas pedals. toyota says it will try to redo the test that consumer reports did and try to fix the problem. >>> results fell short of expectations. analysts keep an eye on the aluminum business. since it signals manufacturing trends. for more news, click on seeks money watch.com. in new york, i'm farnoosh torabi. >>> a group of tiny tightrope walkers test the limit by sending a 3-year-old on the high wire. >>> the little girl walked the wire without a balancing pole, almost 30 feet up above six hungry siberian tigers. you can see, she's persistent. she fell three separate times. she started tightrope training when she was just 1 year old. do you think it's time to take her away from those people? >> the purpose of that with the bengal tigers, beautiful as they are, and hungry. >> i think we'll see a follow- up story to that story. that leads our news the next day. all right. >>> coming up alt 4:00. change your diet. a new report links food to alzheima
of murdering her daughter. >>> at 4:45, what toyota is now doing in response to possible rollover risks posed by suvs. >>> president obama says that the u.s. space program is not a luxury but a necessity for the nation. mr. obama made that comment in a speech at kennedy space center today. he is trying to reassure workers there that he's committed to nasa's space programs. here is kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: at a place deep in space history president obama outlined his vision for its future. >> i am 100% committed to the mission of nasa and its future. >> reporter: the plan includes an extra $6 billion in funding, continued construction of the o'ryan castle for emergency evacuation from the international space station, and development of a heavy lift rocket for destinations that could include mars. >> by the mid 2030s i believe we can send astronauts to mars and return them safely to earth. >> reporter: it turns over? duties to private space companies. and that has drawn from congress. >> does threaten the national security that we cannot put our people in space on our own terms and with o
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. detectives questioned him about the rescue and they're calling him a hero. >>> toyota is telling dealers to stop selling the new lexus gx460 for now after "consumer reports" said it is not safe. jennifer westhoven, what is the latest? >> thanks, natasha. the latest, toyota is going to temporarily stop selling this expensive suv that's been called a safety risk, asked dealers to stop selling the new 2010 lexus gx460 after "consumer reports" said don't buy it, afraid it wasn't safe enough to drive. the magazine rarely says don't buy about any kind of a car, hasn't done that in almost ten years but it was concerned. they took it through a lot of test drives and concerned on a tight turn like an exit ramp or on a turn and there was an obstacle and suddenly you had to brake there were concerns it was too likely to rollover. toyota and lexus are determined to identify and correct the issue that "consumer reports" identified." >> jennifer, thank you very much. >>> we've got brand new video of the little boy sent back to russia by his adoptive family in tennessee. the boy will celebrate his eigh
in the possession of former edwards aide andrew young. >>> the massive toyota recalls could lead to major changes in how your next car is made. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here. whether it's toyota or not? >> we are talking about what could be the most sweeping legislation aimed at making your car safe since the ford firestone tires fiasco about a decade ago. your next car may have brake override systems, black box ps all under this new motor vehicle safety act. they'll have hearings next week in washington. it means automakers could be hit with much bigger fines. we talked a lot about how the fines right now are barely even a slap on the wrist. currently just $16 million they're capped at. the government said, if there hadn't been a cap, it could have fined toyota $18 billion. now, of course, it probably wouldn't, right? that's crippling. they're trying to show you $16 million is nothing for a company like toyota. if the proposed new rules had been in place, toyota could have faced a fine four times higher. >> affecting all of us, whether you're driving toyota or not. >>> colombian si
is manufactured by toyota. here it is. the magazine says the suv carries an unusually high risk of a rollover accident during certain types of turns. it's urging people not to buy the vehicle until the problem has been fixed. 5,000 gs-460s have been recalled. toyota is taking a serious look at the problem and appreciates consumer reports for bringing it to the company's attention. >>> how tough should you be when it comes to tough love? this is quite a debate. a new study on spanking is out. is it a good way to discipline your kids? we'll tell you what research found and get your views on corporal punishment. >>> new information in the search for missing florida girl haleigh cummings. apparently the search is on again. the putnam county sheriff's office said authorities are acting on a tip but won't, laberate beyond that. hill haleigh cummings was last seen in her father ronald's home. here's her picture. take a good look. ronald's then girlfriend and ex-wife misty croslin claims she put haleigh to bed that night and that was the last anyone saw of her. >>> well, there is more evidence that s
magazine warned its readers not to buy the lexus 2010 gx 460. that's because of rollover dangers. toyota owns the lexus brand and the lexus gx 460 owners can get a loaner car while the company figures out the problem. the national highway transportation safety administration will also conduct tests on that vehicle. >>> today thousands of people are using tax day to show their frustration with the government. they are headed to washington for a series of protests and rallies. live look now at the washington monument where one of those demonstrations is scheduled to take place later this morning. news4's tracie potts reports. >> reporter: amid today's last-minimum tax rush the irs admits it's already overpaid almost 30 million in refunds over new tax credits. >> the tax man cometh. next few years, will he be coming with a vengeance. >> reporter: taxes are lower this year but experts say expect them to go up as the government trace to cover massive deficits. president president obama is trying to get wall street to do their part. >> expecting taxpayers to bail them out when things go sour i
to get to some business news this morning, some new troubles for toyota, it looks like, state farm is asking the auto maketory repay them for claims it paid for the crashes related to the acceleration problems. you can imagine if other insurance companies follow suit, it could end up costing toyota a bundle. let's get to jenna lee, she's got more. >> reporter: this is happening more frequently than we thought. i got off the phone with state farm insurance, they cleared up this report in usa today which basically says there have been accidents involving the toyota with a state farm customer, and what happens is now that state farm already paid to cover that accident they're going back to toyota and saying this isn't the fault of the driver, you guys owe us money because it wasn't the driver's fault, it was a problem with your car and this massive recall that's going on, so state farm insurance says yeah, that's true, we're looking into toyota but that's happened with multiple insurance companies, with multiple different auto companies as well. there's constantly the back and forth b
but they agreed not to as part of the plea. >>> to a consumer reports about the lexus suvs toyota was taking a closer look at. the department of transportation announced toyota will be recalling its 2010 lexington gx460 models. that adds up to about 6,000 vehicles. consumer reports issued a don't buy warning last week saying the vehicle was prone to rolling over. >>> let's check out that evening rush hour. patranya bhoolsuwan in the traffic center. how is it it out there tonight. >> we have a brand new accident in maryland crane highway northbound at mitchell road so some lanes maybe blocked in. a good spot to avoid out in maryland. good news on 95 going southbound that accident in maryland all lanes have reopened but still very significant delayses from 895 to route 32. so bw parkway still a good alternate tonight. moving out to 60 now. we're looking at some delays out here. this is the third. we're looking at a 25 minute commute all the way to 7100 and no incidents or accidents we're tracking out of here. just a lot of volume. finally 395 a little dark but no major problems from the 14th b
. >>> the headaches are piling on for toyota. the automaker that has been slammed with recalls now says it's temporarily halting sales of its lexus gx 460 after consumer reports issued a beware, don't by warning. consumer reports found in its test that the vehicle's electronic stability control took too long to kick in when the suv slid out of control during sharp turns. the magazine says that can lead to rollover accidents. toyota will now be conducting its own tests. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in oklahoma police are searching for a suspected burglar who broke into a drugstore and left a blooper tape in his tracks. surveillance video captured the suspect who came in through the roof, trying to flee the same way, and falling from the ceiling at least six times. >>> in virginia, mall-goers were in for quite a surprise when a disoriented deer crashed through the window of a coffee shop and then ran into the shopping center. security cameras captured the animal dashing through the halls. unfortunately, though, the deer had to be put dow
" in the marketplace section -- one of several stories regarding toyota and its $16 million fine. they write that the proposed fine, the maximum allowed under law to the car maker, and far exceeding the previous record of $1 million, is the first linked to the recall of more than 8 million cars globally for the gas pedal and sudden- acceleration problems of toyota. you can also see a similar story on the front page of "the financial times." back to the phones. pilot mountain, n.c., on the line for democrats. gary? what do you think about the obama administration said nuclear arms policy? caller: well, i like it. we are trying to live in a peaceful world. we cannot be peaceful if we're not going to treat everyone the same. host:
's driver. >>> less than a week after a rare do not buy warning from consumer reports, toyota will recall nearly 10,000 lexus suvs. last week we told you about the gs 460. it found rollover dangers in the safety test. toyota owns lexus. it will recall 9400 of the suvs which went on sale in december. the announce came the same day toyota said it would pay a $60 million fine to the government for its slow response to those gas pedal problems. >> even though they are not saying they did anything wrong, paying $16.4 million, the largest fine assessed by the united states department of transportation speaks loud and clear. >> reporter: the government accused toyota of hiding problems with the gas problems and waiting four months to assure recalls. >>> it is time for "living $mart" report and jessica doyle is off saving you money on shopping. music to my ears. >> for so many of us it is really a national past time and one local retail aficionado considers shopping her sport. so we caught up with her to get her insider secret to affordable style. she says just join the club. >> i shop everywhere
is in the news now, toyota will reportedly pay more than $16 million over recent safety issues. the associated press says they will pay for a four-month delay in reporting gas pedal troops. >>> thai leaders sent troops to the business district amid fears of protests. >>> if you thought our weekend was chilly, check out this, six inches of snow fell in new hampshire. most of it should melt early in the week. >> a couple of inches of snow in killington, vermont. there is still time. >> just waiting for your forecast. >> it is a cold start to the day. we will warm up to cool levels this afternoon and this week, well, we will struggle to get to the 70-degree mark by the second half of the week but there will be a price to pay that you may not like too much. the forecast the next flee days. chilly this morning. cool this afternoon. 65. nice tomorrow near 70 in a few spots and showers with highs in the mid-60s. the momslikeme.com forecast. i have been on the weather terrace with a jacket and gloves and i'm glad i was. it is cold out there. 30s and 40s. some areas gusting over 20 miles an hour. the u
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or firefighters. >>> more trouble for toyota tonight. "the new york times" reports federal regulators are deciding whether the company should pay more for failing to give timely notice of acceleration problems. according to a letter to toyota a second fine may be assessed. the "times" says that is based on documents that show the company knew of two separate defects related to acceleration. toyota has until april 19th to appeal that fine. >>> a developing story now out of cancun, mexico. new questions in the murder of a tv reality producer's wife in a luxury resort in mexico. prosecutors are calling on the former "survivor" producer, bruce beresford, redman, the prime suspect. it's believed she was strangled and dumped in a sewer. outside of a popular brazilian restaurant she owned. >> the memories are here. >> hotel guests report hearing the couple fighting in the hours before police believe she was killed. friends and family members say she recently had an affair and his wife found out about it. they say the two went to the posh mexican resort to repair the damage to their damage. bruce redman h
or so, officials from toyota have now reported that they are taking one of their very popular models off the market after an extremely rare warning from "consumer reports" magazine. it says do not buy the lexus gx 460. toyota owns the upscale lexus brand. "consumer reports" says the suv has a problem with its stabilization system. in short, it could just roll over. drivers for the magazine reported a fishtail effect that could cause the vehicle to upend itself. toyota now reports it will at least for now stop selling the gx 460. we're told the company will conduct its own tests on the suv and then decide what to do next. toyota is already suffering a bruised reputation after it recalled millions upon millions of vehicles because of the problems with their accelerators. now to the adoption outrage and word that the woman who sent back her adopted son with a note attached did it even while she was trying to get another child for adoption. the report comes from abc news information from sources at the sheriff's department. remember the woman in shelbyville, tennessee adopted this kid from r
? here's what we got on the run down. toyota's new luxury model suv taken on a test drive. the testers didn't like where they wound up. now they're telling you actually not to buy this. how big a deal is it? i'm going to talk to a top tester at consumer report and a mechanic. >>> plus, does the booef in your fridge contain pesticides, veterinary drugs, even heavy metals? a federal says it might and is blaming the federal government for failing to keep it out of your food supply. >>> also another shake-up in late night. george lopez is getting shaken. this time he's laughing it off. well, maybe. i'll show you what he had to say. >>> but first, don't buy safety risk. those strong and rare words from consumer reports magazine. very trusted source. feeding a public relations nightmare for toyota. carmaker's new luxury suv, the 2010 lexus gx460 is coming under fire for "consumer reports" which says it may be prone to rollovers in merge handling situations. get into what that means in a bit. testers for the magazine say they does covered the problem during the routine test of the suv. that o
things and they all work. >> toyota buckles up and bears down in the face of another public relations headache. we'll tell you why a consumers group is urging people to not buy this luxury suv model. >>> toyota takes another hit. consumer reports is issuing a stern warning to car buyers not to buy the lexus gx 460. stephanie elam in new york to explain why. it's one problem after another for toyota. >> seriously, kyra. as far as "consumer reports" is concerned this particular issue is a serious one. the magazine put a don't buy warning on the lexus gx 460 suv and it hasn't used that warning in nine years. the problem is safety. "consumer reports" found the suv has a high risk of roll overs. the electronic stability control failed to keep the vehicle in line during tests. as for tote a it's going to try to duplicate the tests, but in the meantime the automaker says the 2010 gx 460 meets or exceeds all federal requirements. >> toyota is already dealing with a pr nightmare because of january's recall, i mean, 8 million vehicle. what does the latest wrinkle mean for the company? >> well,
the 2010 lexus gx460 by toyota can spin out, actually spin out in tight turns and can roll over. the magazine is urging people not to buy that particular suv until the problem has been fixed. in a statement, toyota says it is concerned about that finding and will look into it, adding, quote, the gx 460 meets or exceeds all federal government testing requirements. >>> in west virginia, the focus shifts from recovery to investigation. early this morning crews brought out the last nine bodies of the 29 miners killed and yesterday afternoon, one week after the explosion. a memorial for the miners at the state capital. a moment of silence and expressions of gratitude. >> all of the people who came forward to help during that period of time, all of the people that gave of themselves and so much to make sure that they could ease the pain. >> no word yet on when investigators will go inside the upper big branch mine. a couple offed spacecraft almost became their floating tomb. apollo 13 astronauts remember their unlucky mission 40 years ago this week. >>> a spring snowstorm targets the
-february. martha: toyota sales, despite all their problems, are booming. they've had recalls, they've had safety issues, they have had fines, and the japanese cars are still selling apparently like hot cakes. phil keating joins us from miami, trying to figure this out. phil, it is remarkable, it seems like everybody day you're hearing about another recall from this company. they just had a really strong month, right? >> reporter: yeah, february actually for toyota was one of its worst months ever but the company really bounced back in march with u.s. sales shooting up 41 percent, compared to march '09. generous incentives for all of the vehicles sold and leased. that's a big explanation, that amounted to about $2300 per vehicle. now, toyota's latest recall involving about 9000 lexus gp460s. toyota says about 5600 of them have been sold and repairs should take an hour. this is the vehicle consumer reports identified last week as maybe sussentable to -- susceptible to flipping over. one dealer explains toyota's perseverance through all this recent bad press with customers continuing to come into t
problems for toyota. consumer reports -- it's one thing for consumer reports to say you might want to avoid this one. consumer reports put the stamp do not buy on a luxury vehicle from lexus. we'll give you the details. plus they take a chunk out of every one of our paychecks but how does the u.s. government spend our tax money? have you ever wondered where your money goes? there was no way to figure it out but there is now. the new fox news taxpayer calculator and you're going to want to see this coming up next. for the first time in nine years consumer reports magazine is warning readers do not buy a certain vehicle. it's made by toyota owned lexus. according to this magazine, the 2010 lexus gs460 surface from a serious rollover risk because the electronic stability control system doesn't work, they notified nhtsa and lexus plans to retest the vehicle. the latest black eye for toyota already forced to recall more than 8 million vehicles because of safety problems. >>> more on this on our website. >> it's all your money. the big day is almost upon us, tax day in the u.s.a.! how is the gove
:42. still ahead, the latest recall ordered by the carmaker toyota. this one involves more than 10,000 subs. and a new iphone, an apple employee may have lost the prototype in a bar. and now pictures of it have been found on the internet. stay with us. >>> toyota is issuing another recall this morning. but this time the company is calling it a quick fix. the automaker has recalled the 2010 lexus gx 460 suv to address a potential roll over problem. nearly 10,000 of the vehicles have been sold in the u.s. since it came out in late december. toyota now says it will fix the problem by updating the stability control software program. in the meantime, sales of the new gx 460s have been temporarily halted. if you go to george washington university or you work there you may want to hold off buying a new ipad. the school says it's its network is having problems with apple's hot new product. gw says use areas can't log onto the network with ipad and may not be able to do so for nearly a year. the problem has to do with the school's authentication system. other colleges including princeton are also ha
to about 10%. >>> u.s. safety officials are saying just so you know, they could have fined toyota more than $13 billion. meaning that's how much the fine could have been if there hadn't been a cap on that. the law does cap the fines of 16 million, you may remember that federal officials, the nhtsa, did fine toyota $16 million. a lot less, $16 billion, though, they're saying is what it could have been. now the agency is also saying it's considering a second fine because, according to it, it says there were two separate defects in gas pedals. toyota says it has taken steps to improve communication so it wouldn't be on the hook for that fine, susan. basically what they said was, they found out about it. they're supposed to tell the government five days. they waited two months is what the government says happened. >> all righty. jen, thank you for that. appreciate it. >>> if you've done it lately, you know moving can be a pain, a chore. but it can be even more daunting for older folks. stephanie elam tells us about a company that takes the heavy lifting out of the process in this "small busines
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this morning an urgent warning about another toyota vehicle. "consumer reports" says the new lexus gx-460 is not safe and you should not buy it. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. >> it is very rare for "consumer reports" to say anything like that, that's so, you know, it almost sounds inflammatory, don't buy it. you rarely see that. often they'll say we don't recommend it, or we like this better. but that's what it's saying about the 2010 lexus gx460, says it can tip over during a turn if you're on an exit ramp because there's a problem with the electronic stability control. only about 5,000 have been sold so far. we have been trying to contact lexus early this morning for some kind of a response. they did talk to the detroit free press so lex success saying "we take a serious look at this and appreciate "consumer reports" bringing it to our attention." they're saying it does exceed all federal safety requirements. we'll keep an eye on that one. >> a lot of recalls lately. thanks so much, jen. >>> two astronauts from the space shuttle "discovery" are doing their last space walk o
. toyota is taking a drastic step in the wake of a safety warning, pulling a luxury lexus off the lot. the move comes one day after that warning was issued. cnn's kyung lah has more. >> reporter: more bad news for toyota. the vehicle involved is the brand-new 2010 lexus g sshggx-4. toyota will temporarily suspend sales in the united states. in the united states, this is the magazine that is widely considered the consumer magazine of record. toyota did stop short of a recall, but "consumer reports" issued the very rare don't buy safety risk label on the $52,000 suv, warning consumers that it does have the possibility of rolling over. here's what "consumer reports" told cnn's "american morning." >>> the vehicle loads the front because of momentum dropping and the rear end will naturally slide. in this case, the electronic stability control didn't intervene quickly enough, whereas on the toyota 4runner, a similar platform, it did. >> reporter: in a statement announcing the suspension -- >> reporter: toyota did say that the suspension of sales will be limited to the united states, about 5
off before the end of june. >>> toyota is recalling its lexus gx 460 suv to fix those stability control problems. that is the model consumer reports warned consumers not to buy two weeks ago. their tests showed the suv skidded out of control during sharp turns. toyota is offering to update the stablts control software in the lexus and land cruiser model. >>> last year's cyber attack on google put the private information of millions at risk. intruders from china broke into systems giving access to multiple google services with just one logon. the passwords of gmail users were not involved. but still, the information may help hackers find other vulnerabilities at google. >> it sounds like google wasn't the only company hit. numerous others had the same problem. >>> coming up on this tuesday morning, an overnight earthquake area not used to shaking ground. >>> plus, we will visit the top of the iceland volcano, covering parts of that nation in a thick layer of ash. >>> and one of apple's most closely-guarded secrets, left behind in a bar. >>> now, for a look at morning road conditi
. "consumer reports" issued a safety warning on toyota's 2010 lexus gs 460 suv because of an increased roll-over risk during a turn. the magazine says it uncovered the problem during routine tests and is urging car shoppers not to buy the gx 460 until this problem has been remedied. toyota owns lexus. it's the first time the magazine has issued a don't-buy recommendation on a toyota product. toyota says it will try to duplicate the "consumer reports" test to determine if appropriate steps need to be taken and that consumer safety and satisfaction remain their highest priority. so that's the lexus suv. the gx 460. >> more problems for toyota. >> bleeding over into lexus, which is the one place that the damage has been contained had never been smearing on lexus until now. it's terrible. >> andrew, by the way, you wrote an article today in "the times" talking about how the banks have actually paid back their money. correct? >> you know, it's absolutely right. i wanted to take a look at the idea that maybe these bailouts, in their own way, have worked, from a mathematical perspective. we're now
. >> exactly. let's do a couple of headlines on a thursday. toyota says it's conducting safety tests on all s. u.v.'s after "consumer reports" issues a rare do not buy rating warning that the 2010 lexus could roll over. temporary has temporarily suspended sales of the s.u.v. and a recall is being considered. they are testing the s.u.v. and working to correct the stability problem. toyota is trying to avoid the criticism it faced earlier when it was accused of not acting quickly over the gas pedal and other problems. president obama isn't getting very far selling his financial reform bill to congressional republicans, at least. after a meeting to the white house on the topic, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said the president was simply creating an ongoing bailout system. >> if you look at it carefully, it will lead to endless taxpayer bailout of wall street banks. that is clearly not the direction the american people would like for us to go. >> and house minority leader john behnor complained that if it was his goal, that isn't the way to do it. >> in a time when small businesses are
is looking forward to getting back in the air. well, four the latest toyota trouble. the car maker says it's testing all of its suvs, all of them. after "consumer reports" rated one lexus model don't buy. toyota owns lexus. it's already stopped selling the 2010 gx 460. and it reports it's debating whether to recall it. "consumer reports" indicate the test drive of the suv found a problem with stability control that could cause a rollover. toyota reports it's trying to duplicate those tests to figure out what went wrong. still a few hours left to file your taxes. all this week we have been showing you how the government spends your money. tonight, a look at how it may be able to save you some cash. and it's your chance to vote in our online poll. should the mom who sent her 7-year-old son -- adoptive son back to russia face charges? go to foxnews.com/shep. tell us what you think. the results later in this newscast. anwr al >> shepard: feds are calling it largest immigrant smuggling raid in this nation. hundreds of agents hitting the streets in four different towns in arizona. immigration of
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